A history of money /

An account of the central importance of money in the ordinary business of the life of different people throughout the ages from ancient times to the present day. It includes the Barings crisis and the report by the Bank of England on Barings Bank; information on the state of Japanese banking; and, t...

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Author / Creator: Davies, Glyn, 1919-2003 (Author)
Format: eBook Electronic
Edition:Third edition, with revisions.
Imprint: Cardiff, Wales : University of Wales Press, 2013.
Online Access:Click here for full text
Table of Contents:
  • The nature and origins of money and barter
  • From primitive and ancient money to the invention of coinage, 3000-600 BC
  • The development of Greek and Roman money, 600 BC-AD 400
  • The penny and the pound in medieval European money, 410-1485
  • The expansion of trade and finance, 1485-1640
  • The birth and early growth of British banking, 1640-1789
  • The ascendancy of sterling, 1789-1914
  • British monetary development in the twentieth century
  • American monetary development since 1700
  • Aspects of monetary development in Europe and Japan
  • Third world money and debt in the twentieth century
  • Global money in historical perspective
  • Further towards a global currency.